Tampa Jazz Calendar: Nate Najar & John Lamb; Chick Corea & Bela Fleck; Monday Night Jazz; Diana Krall, Child of the Sun Jazz Fest
Ahead on the Tampa Bay area jazz calendar:
Sunday, March 24 — Tampa Jazz Club: Nate Najar and John Lamb (left), HCC/Ybor Performing Arts Center Mainstage Theater, 3 p.m.
Sunday, March 24 — Chick Corea and Bela Fleck, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, 8 p.m.
Monday, March 25 — Monday Night Jazz at USF: Steve Owen and Jazz Ensemble 1, USF Concert Hall, Tampa, 7:30 p.m.
April 3 — Diana Krall, Ruth Eckerd Hall, 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 6 — Child of the Sun Jazz Festival: Bogus Pomp, Valerie Gillespie, Belinda Womack, Jeff Phillips Collective, Free Time, Florida Southern College Jazz Ensemble, Brian Sutherland Trio, Lake Mirror Amphitheatre, Lakeland, 3 to 10 p.m. (free admission)
Saturday, April 13 — Straz Student Jazz Festival, Straz Riverwalk (daylong; free)
Saturday, April 13 — Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour: Dee Dee Bridgewater, Christian McBride, Ambrose Akinmusire, Chris Potter, Benny Green, Lewis Nash — Ferguson Hall at the Straz, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 18 – David Benoit & Brian Culbertson, Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 27 — Chris Botti, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 28 – Al Downing TBJA: Shelly Berg Trio, Side Door at the Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg, 3 p.m.
Friday, June 7 — Dave Koz & Friends, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 22 — Bob James and David Sanborn, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, 7:30 p.m.
October 17-20 — Clearwater Jazz Holiday (lineup TBA)